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K17091   Petty Officer Stoker James Jamfrey
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Dated added:   Last updated: 07/10/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Curacoa, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 17/09/1893
Died: 02/10/1942 (Died by accident)
Age: 49
Summary      
James Jamfrey was the youngest son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jamfrey. He was born on 17th September 1893 in Cookstown. He was one of seven children. Prior to enlisting, like his father, e was a railway porter. Around 1919, a year after his brother William was killed in the latter days of World War One, William joined the Royal Navy. Petty Officer Stoker James Jamfrey was serving with the Royal Navy on board HMS Curacoa when he died on 2nd October 1942. His hip was rammed by the Queen May in an accident.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Chatham Naval Memorial
  Chatham, Kent
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 2469096
Summary      
From the Brompton Barracks Chatham - At the traffic signals turn right onto Globe Lane - A231 (signposted 'Historic Dockyards'). Keep in left hand lane then turn left onto Dock Road (signposted Gillingham). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Wood Street - A231 (signposted Gillingham). Turn Right on Mansion Row (The memorial is signposted from here), then 1st left on Sally Port Gardens and finally 1st right on King's Bastion. Follow road through the housing estate, the car park to the memorial is at the end of this road. The Memorial overlooks the town of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the Town Hall Gardens. A copy of the Memorial Register is kept in the Naval Chapel of Brompton Garrison Church and may be consulted there.
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1 1901 Census lists Jamfrey family Lists James as age 7 living with the family at house 2 in Coolnafranky, Cookstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Jamfrey family Lists James as age 17 living with the family at house 1 in Coolnafranky, Cookstown Rural, Tyrone
3 Bangor War Memorial Listed on Bangor War Memorial - WW2
4 Barry Niblock - North Down & Ards Listed on Bangor Parish Church WW2 plaque
5 BBC - WW2 People's War Account of the collision between HMS Curacoa and the Queen Mary
6 National Archives UK - Royal Navy (1) Registers of Seamen's Services card can be purchased here
7 National Archives UK - Royal Navy (2) Registers of Seamen's Services card can be purchased here
8 Private William Jeffers Brother of Petty Officer Stoker James Jamfrey
9 Wikipedia - HMS Curacoa Details of HMS Curacoa
10 wrecksite.eu Brief details of James Jamfrey
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019